Exhaling the Anger [Teen Article]

Edleen is a well-rounded 16 year old from Los Angeles , CA who enjoys music, swimming, laughing, drawing, speaking her mind and will some day work in the U.S. government.
Exhaling the Anger
We all do it. We do it without even noticing. Placing our anger on others just isn’t right. This is something that needs not to be explained but here are the top reasons why you shouldn’t take your anger, or any other negative feelings, out on your child:

  • You wouldn’t want them to do it to you.
  • You don’t know what they’re going through.
  • They did not do anything wrong to you.
  • It won’t make you feel better.

The problem with this is that we do it without even noticing, so how do we prevent this?

When you feel angry, disappointed, etc. just remember that everything is only a phase and that it will eventually blow over. Also, look forward to going home because home is where the heart is and it should be your sanctuary.

When you see your child you should remind yourself that he/she/they are the reason for you enduring good and bad days. Interact with them. If you can’t handle this, just get some alone time in your room.

If you continue to mistreat you kid they might not understand that they aren’t the root of your negativity. They’ll feel unloved and possibly hated by you.

If you have already done so don’t worry, everyone does it. Just relax and show your kid in an indirect way that you appreciate them.

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One Response to “Exhaling the Anger [Teen Article]”

    October 11, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found this for him smile. So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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